Burma Cuisine & Myanmar Food Recipes

Burmese cuisine includes dishes from various regions of the South-East Asian country of Burma (Myanmar). Due to Myanmar's geographic location, Burmese recipes have been variously influenced by China, India and Thailand. The regional diversity of Myanmar's food has been augmented by the local and imigrant ethnic minorities. Recipes are characterised by extensive use of fish products such as fish sauce and ngapi. Sea food is an important ingredient in the coastal cities of Sittwe, Kyaukpyu, Mawlamyaing (formerly Moulmein), Mergui (Myeik) and Dawei.

Pork, beef and poultry are more commonly used in landlocked cities like Mandalay. Freshwater fish and shrimp are an important element of inland cooking, and are a primary source of protein, used in a variety of ways; fresh, salted whole or filleted, salted and dried, made into a salty paste, or fermented sour and pressed.

Burmese enjoy a wide range of salads (a thoke), usually dominated by one major ingredient which may include rice, wheat and rice noodles, glass noodles and vermicelli, to potato, ginger, tomato, kaffir lime, lahpet (pickled tea), and ngapi (fish paste). These salads have always been popular as fast foods in Burmese cities.

Burmese Sauces

burmese-sauces

Ngan Pya Ye Chet Burma Mango Story Mango Pickle Relish Sweet Mango Chutney Crisp Soybean Relish Sharp Garlic Dip Sour Dipping Sauce Ambarella and Raisin Chutney Hanglay Curry Paste Tomato Soybean Dip Tomato Shrimp Paste Crisp Shrimp Relish (Burmese Balachaung) Shrimp Paste Dip … [Read more...]

Burmese Desserts

Gin Thoke (Ginger Mix) Palm Sugar Sago  (Thagu-Pyin)  Seaweed Jelly  Rich Semolina  (Sanwinmakin) Hidden Treasure Monpetok) Moh Let Saung (Coconut Milk with Sago) Coconut Cream Sherbet (Shwe-Yin-Aye) Wrapped Bananas  (Kauknyintok) Mango Cake Gin Thoke (Ginger Mix) This … [Read more...]

Burma Meat Dishes

Lamb with Yogurt Chicken Curry Nwa Mee Hinga (Oxtail & Watercress) Kyethar Susie Kyaw Chicken with Chile Pork And Pumpkin Stew Red Pork Pot Roast Rakhine Noodle (Rakhine Moat-tee)  Mohinga King Prawn Salad Burmese Pork Curry Nga Baung Doke (Fish in Banana Leaves) … [Read more...]

Burma Vegetarian Dishes

Brown Rice w/Sesame Vegies Vegies with Peppers Chin Hin Beans Sprouts with Beancurd Chayote Leaves or Gourd Leaves w/ Soybean Powder Spiced Coconut Sweet Potato Coconut Fruit Rice Tofu & Turnip Saute Vegie Salad Split Pea Fritters Okra Bitter Melon (Carilla) Fried Roselle … [Read more...]

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